Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.
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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).

Remix This: SoundCloud to Place Ads On Your Uploads

If you've been frustrated while navigating SoundCloud's draconian takedown process, this news may surprise you. SoundCloud may begin making your upload a streaming advertisement rather than taking it down. SoundCloud just announced a partnership with...
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Native Instruments Slashes Prices of Komplete 10

If you've got a birthday coming up you might want to check your list. Promising "pro sound at an unbeatable price," Native Instruments has cut the cost of products in their Komplete series up...

Spotify Lets Every Artist Upload Music (and it’s free)

How to get your music on Spotify? Soon: press an upload button, because Spotify is opening up free distribution to everyone.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

Beatport and SoundCloud are taking the plunge, are you jumping in?

Black Coffee Wants to Make the Music Industry Work for Africa

Four years in the making, the South African dance music star is putting his activism on the line with a new platform made by and for Africa called GongBox.

SoundCloud Introduces Mobile Track Editing

SoundCloud has enabled several tools for editing and pinning tracks to Spotlight - long established on their desktop website - for their mobile app.

One Year With the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

Rotary mixers! They always have and always will elicit something... and it's usually a very visceral response. So, a little over a year ago when Rane (the noted and established mixer company) hit...

Bandcamp: “We’re Profitable, and We’re Not Going Anywhere”

A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least of all because the incredibly secretive company would sooner set...
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Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.

Audius is a streaming start up with an ambitious goal: to suck less than SoundCloud.

SoundCloud Goes Full Damage Control Mode After Contract Leak

SoundCloud's monetization program stumbles, as artists and media push back after The Verge published the original artist contract.

PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.

Twitter’s Investment in SoundCloud Has Been Wiped Out

SoundCloud continues devouring giant piles of money - including nearly all of the $70 million invested by Twitter.

The Record Store’s Revenge: Hard Times for MP3 Sellers

Unless you're Amazon and the market takes your lack of interest in making a profit with good-hearted cheer, this is a tough time to be selling goods in the music industry. It's even harder...

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.
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Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.

Rekordbox DJ is Now Available By Monthly Subscription

Pioneer is now making DJ performance software, and they really want you to try it. Rekordbox DJ - Pioneer's own DJ software - is now available by monthly subscription. Pioneer has long been offering their Rekordbox...

Twitter Is Probably A Waste of Time But Everyone Already Knew That

Twitter's median user tweets twice a month and probably doesn't like your Beatport chart either.

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

It's part of the SMART Act targeting addictive online behavior. We're okay with that anyway.

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Nobody is coming to save our scene, especially not the ticket brokers who launched the hashtag.
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